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Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon
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  • Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon
  • Desert King Watermelon

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Desert King Watermelon (25 seeds) (WM145) $2.50

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Desert King Watermelon

         
 
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85 days. This watermelon produces 20-lb fruits that have a light pea-green rind that is resistant to sunburning. It is also one of the most drought-resistant varieties of watermelon known. It has sweet, yellow flesh and is very popular in the watermelon-growing areas of Arkansas. Good for storage.
 
Desert King Watermelon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Cedar Falls, IA, United States
Date:
January 9, 2018
          5.0
 
My Favorite For 60 Years
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? ,crisp texture, easy to grow

What are the cons? None!

Review:

My dad grew Desert King in a small commercial patch more than sixty years ago and I have been hooked since then. I try to grow them every year. I do need to note that our melons are between 30 and 40 pounds each. We use a shovel full of rotted manure under each hill in Sandy, river bottom soil in North East Iowa. Cool nights make for a high quality melon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike
Location:
Glasgow, MT, United States
Date:
January 2, 2018
          4.0
 
The watermelon guy
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good flavor and size

What are the cons? None

Review:

A .hardy productive plant wit a good tasting watermelon. The only orange Watermelon that is a little sweeter is Orange Glo.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bailey
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
December 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Huge Melons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? fun to grow, lots of big fruit

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

I purchased this seed in 2015, and planted it summer of '17, in un-amended, clay, alkaline, rocky soil. They were substitutes for pumpkins in the 3 Sisters growing method, and were watered three times a week. They germinated easily, were somewhat slow to get going, then exploded into massive 20-25' vines, sprawling across the bare dg next to their row. They shrugged off monsoon, hail, and windstorms. The rabbits chewed one plant's vine in half at the base and the 'trimmed' plant produced the largest fruit. They received no manure, and the smallest fruit weighed probably 8 lbs. The largest was ~30lbs. 3 plants produced 10 or so fruits, they were sweet, tasty, and I really did nothing but watch them grow all season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jiggsb
Location:
graham, TX, United States
Date:
August 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Gonna be my go to
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, super tasty

What are the cons? take a while to ripen

Review:

Amazing taste! I had a tough time with my watermelons this year. My new (stray) pup decided round, green things did not belong on the vines. But I managed to protect a few, one being a Desert King. It was so sweet it was almost rich. This is going to be my go to melon from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MsDebo
Location:
los angeles, CA, United States
Date:
March 6, 2017
          5.0
 
Thrives in desert great taste
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, size, crispness

What are the cons? none

Review:

In all transparency, I haven't grown these myself. I did however buy them every week they were available from my local farmer who lives in the desert of Lancaster, CA who sells produce in Los Angeles. He says they are very drought tolerant, loved cow manure, and the coyotes would steal them at night. They became available at the market around late July-October grown in that region. These are large, pale rinded melons that are delicious. Very juicy yellow/golden flesh with a fair amount black and brown mottled seeds. The taste is mild compared to an Orangeglo, but still delicious and better than supermarket melons. Taste is very reminiscent of what might be a very sweet Armenian melon, its fresh tasting for sure. I will grow them this year and review growing conditions for Los Angeles as I saved seeds from my melons.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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